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Review for Integrative Touch for Kids, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a retired teacher, I wanted to find a place to continue to give to the community and I found that here in Integrative Touch for Kids. As a three and a half year volunteer, I am excited to tell others about the wonders that Shay, Kate, and the rest of the hospital team do to those they serve.

Although I work in the office and do "behind the scenes" things, I'm proud to say that I volunteer for ITK. I have seen the difference they make not only at the hospital, but at the community events as well. ITK's Healing Circles bring together families with similar issues and needs while allowing them a day to just...breathe. I watched in awe as the many volunteers and staff worked side by side to ensure that all families were given great care and love. I witnessed children and adults dance, take part in yoga and other self-help seminars, counseling sessions, play time activities, and even helped them create beautiful art pieces.

It is truly amazing the amount of things that this nonprofit organization does with so little. ITK serves the children and families of southern Arizona for free, but most of all, with love, compassion, and care. I encourage you to find a day to watch them in action or better yet, volunteer!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Integrative Touch for Kids, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a three year volunteer with Integrative Touch for Kids and I can't express my gratitude to Shay, Kate, and the rest of the "crew" who truly make a difference in the lives of Arizona's children and families . Be it be an incurable disease or a traumatic event, many families find themselves in situations that are unimaginable to us and Integrative Touch for Kids is there for them. Never have I seen a more dedicated and totally immersed group of people who give their all so the suffering of others is lessened. Just like a butterfly, ITK continues to morph and add beauty to the world.

Integrative Touch for Kids' Hospital Heroes program places licensed therapists alongside the dedicated doctors and nurses at Diamond Children's Medical Center to aid in the comfort and stress reduction of their patients and families. Through a variety of techniques and their one on one connection, ITK makes a difference. Children and their families, as well as the hospital's staff, look forward to their visits each week. Their smiles are infectious and their gentle touch is soothing.

Integrative Touch for Kids' Healing Circles involve the entire family as well, but outside the hospital setting where fun, relaxation, and healing are paramount. Counseling, group discussions, relaxation techniques and opportunities, as well as games and arts and crafts are just some of the fun and invigorating activities available to those who attend. It is a time for the families to interact with others in a similar situation and gain strength from each other.

Both these outstanding programs are funded solely by the generous donations of others. If you are wanting to volunteer or are looking for a place where your money would make an impact, Integrative Touch for Kids is it. Come join us and help make a difference!

Role:  Volunteer